Varicose Veins Surgery
Varicose veins are very common and occur when the veins in your leg become enlarged, lumpy and twisted and are often dark purple or blue.
Normally one-way valves in your veins help the upward flow of blood back to your heart. If you’ve varicose veins these valves will have stopped working properly causing the blood to flow the wrong way and the veins to swell forming varicose veins.
Varicose veins often run in families. Women are more likely to develop them. Hormonal changes (in puberty, pregnancy, menopause, using birth control pills and HRT), ageing, standing for long periods of time, obesity, and leg injuries are related to the onset of varicose veins.
Varicose veins often don’t give any other symptoms other than their appearance may cause embarrassment. They may cause aching, pain and heaviness of the legs which get worse at the end of the day. They won’t get better without treatment and may get worse and eventually lead to other complications.
Here at Ashtead Hospital we offer the latest in varicose vein treatments for both medical and cosmetic reasons. Cosmetic varicose vein treatment is rarely available on the NHS. We understand the distress that unsightly varicose veins can cause people and we often treat varicose veins for cosmetic reasons.
Our experienced vascular surgeons offer convenient appointments to discuss with you the best treatment options for your individual needs. This will be based on your general health and the size, position and severity of your varicose veins. Varicose vein treatment will ease the symptoms of your varicose veins and we will also treat any complications.